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Upcoming District Events
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- All District Events will be virtual until further notice
DG Visit: Rotary Club of Chardon
Lodge at Bass Lake
Aug 08, 2022 12:30 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Aug 11, 2022 6:00 PM
District Finance Meeting
ZOOM Meeting
Aug 16, 2022 5:00 PM
District 6630 Board Meeting
ZOOM Meeting
Aug 16, 2022 6:00 PM
DG Visit: Rotary Club of Wickliffe
Vittorio's Restaurant
Aug 24, 2022 6:00 PM
DG Visit: Tallmadge
Delanie's Gastro Bar
Sep 01, 2022 7:15 AM
Membership Steering Committee Meeting
ZOOM Meeting
Sep 06, 2022 6:00 PM
DG Visit: Rotary Club of Twinsburg
Twinsburg VFW Hall
Sep 07, 2022 6:30 PM
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July 2022
I am honored to be your leader for the 2022-2023 Rotary year. It has been a challenge for all of us over the past two years, and I am proud of our members and leaders for the amazing work you were able to accomplish.  We are back stronger than ever. We are meeting in person, performing service projects, and holding fundraisers.  Take time to renew your club’s purpose, find new community partners to develop new club projects with, and encourage new and newer Rotarians to get involved - to find their own purpose, recommend projects that spark their passion and entrust them to help us lead our clubs and the district to a stronger future.  As Paul Harris famously said: “Rotary has to be revolutionary from time to time, and now is the time to be revolutionary."
What better way to begin the 2022-2023 Rotary Year then with the selection of Jennifer Jones as Rotary International President, the first woman president in the 117-history of Rotary International.   “Imagine, a world that deserves our best,” Jones told incoming district governors on 20 January 2022, “where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”
There is no more appropriate theme for 2022-2023 than “Imagine Rotary.” 
This is the time for change, historic, innovative change in Rotary – new meeting schedules, new club models, innovative and flexible club formats, welcoming Rotaract clubs as they become members of Rotary International, and a well-balanced membership that celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion. Over the past 2 years our membership has adapted, learned new tools to communicate, performed service projects, and held fundraisers in innovative ways.  We need to engage our members again; we need to find the spark, the right connection with our members that will energize them to re-engage.  Jennifer Jones stated, “It is our offer of hands-on service, personal growth, leadership development, and lifelong friendships that creates purpose and passion.”
We Rotarians are people of action as Rotary's "People of Action" campaign demonstrates. We share a unique perspective and a passion for taking action to improve our communities and the world. Where others see despair, we see hope. Where others see problems, we see solutions. Where others see challenges, we see opportunities.  The Rotarians of District 6630 should be proud of the shelters, food, clothing, and medical supplies that were supplied over the past 6 months for individuals around the world that are facing their own challenges.
I am looking forward to working with our district Membership Committee and the club membership chairs to Grow Rotary in our district. Chair Peter Tuttle has worked closely with our clubs to Grow Rotary. The Each-One Bring-One campaign has had an impact (a positive impact) on our membership. I would like to encourage all clubs to work together to identify Rotarians that stepped away from Rotary during the past two years and encourage them to rejoin a club that best fits their schedule and can reignite their passion for Rotary.
Let’s Grow Rotary by developing new cause-based clubs through partnership with the Jaycees leadership and other service or civic organizations to create a Rotaract Club (thank you IPDG Larry for the idea) or promote Satellite Clubs to encourage the development of new Rotary Clubs.
Grow Rotary by getting the word out. Chair Tina Ingraham stated “Our District Public Image Committee is developing sessions to help clubs understand how to publicize their projects and events.  As we continue to get better at promoting our clubs, our partnerships, projects and events; the community around us will know who we are and what our clubs are doing to support the community."
We cannot predict the future, but we can IMAGINE it. “You don’t imagine yesterday,” Jones said, “you imagine tomorrow.”  The most certain way is to do it by working with young people and instilling Rotary values, building their leadership skills and developing their motivation and responsibility, helping them learn those skills for life.  We cultivate and shape the future generations of Rotary. I encourage all clubs to get involved with the District Interact and Rotaract Clubs.  Our young leaders enjoy service and they are waiting for us to inspire them to action. They are bright, energetic, and get things done! They are smart, faster, more effective, and impatient. They want to see results now and they will do the necessary work to get it done!
We Rotarians of District 6630 need to cultivate and shape the future generations. We will work closely with Chair Chelsea Talty and our Interact and Rotaract clubs on service projects. Chair Marc West encourages our clubs to sponsor young leaders to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Richard Cole and the Port-Summit Club are excited to host the District 4-Way Test Speech Contest and encourage students and clubs to participate. Who wouldn’t want to travel the world by participating in our Rotary Youth Exchange Program? RI cleared students to travel in 2022 and Chair Patrick Kelly stated, “we have 8 participants going to 7 different countries and they are excited for the opportunity to travel to new countries and learn about their cultures.”
Over the past year we have accomplished a lot in our district, Clubs are meeting in person and performing service projects, we are beginning to support our community partners and we had a fantastic turnout for our District environmental project. As I planned for my year as Governor, I have three Goals that I would like to accomplish.
  • I want to increase membership by 200. It seems like a difficult goal but if each club were to bring in 4 members to their club, we will reach 200.  This can be accomplished by encouraging the return of past members, seeking new members thru the “everyone brings one” campaign, and by growing Rotary by offering new or young members a reduced rate on their dues. Encourage the new development of Rotaract and caused-based clubs and get the word out about your club.  What value does it bring to its members? What makes Rotary so unique and worth sharing with the world? What unique opportunities do we open for the people we serve and for us?
  • For each new member brought in, the club should inform the district of the name of the sponsoring Rotarian.  Their name will be entered into a drawing for a Paul Harris Award that will be drawn at the District Conference in April 2023.
  • To raise awareness of Rotary in our world is to jump into action and help our communities through service. This is why people join – to do good in their communities and around the world and to make a lasting change for a better life.  I encourage our clubs to seek out three new organizations or community partners to do service for or with. We can expand our reach, partner with other Rotary clubs, Rotaract, Interact and other service organizations.  It is a two-way street – the more service we do, the more people we impact, the more this experience changes us. We join to do service, but we stay for friendship and fellowship.
This is the core value of our own being. Our work through our Foundation truly changes lives. Let’s continue our trademark project to End Polio Now. We must fulfill the promise that we made to the children of this world for a polio-free world.  Currently, there are only two countries with new cases of the wild polio virus and unfortunately, we are seeing an increase in cases.
I spoke with Chair Sandy Naragon of the Grants Committee, and she stated that “In the past three years our clubs have applied for more local club grants than ever before”. Our previous Foundation Chair Jim Lechko explained that the local grant funds the district receives is dependent on the donation to the Annual Fund Share that our Rotarians contribute. Our members and clubs can help by:
  • Donating to the Annual Fund / Polio Plus Fund – for every dollar donated to the funds the member will receive Foundation points that can be donated to fellow Rotarians to help them reach a Paul Harris Fellow. You can donate to the funds through your club or through Rotary Direct.
  • Increase the number of Paul Harris recipients in your Club but offering matching Foundation points to members who donate to the Annual or Polio Fund.
For more information on this program, you can contact the District Foundation Chair IPDG Larry Lohman or DG David Jones.
Important Dates for our district
Keep the dates open for our:
► Foundation Gala – November 17, 2022, at Windows on the River in Cleveland.

► District Conference – April 27 to April 30, 2023, at the Cleveland Marriot East.  Let's plan to celebrate all that we IMAGINED during the 2022-2023 year, honor our community originations. partners and those we serve!   

► 4-Way Test Speech Contest – Chair Rich Cole of the Rotary Club of Port-Summit are in the process of forming a committee for the Contest. The District contest will be held in early April 2023.

► RYLA – The participants this year where engaged and excited. It was great to be able to offer this program in person this year. Mark West, RYLA Chair and his committee are planning the dates for the 2023 RYLA Camp week.
 Proud to serve,
DG David Jones –   330-603-4107
"Rotary is not just a club to join, it's an invitation to endless opportunities. Everything we do opens a door to opportunity for the people we serve and at the same time, it transforms us..." David Jones, in his acceptance speech at our District 6630 Rotary Awards and Banner Exchange.
It was a wonderful night, Wednesday, July 6th at Cuyahoga Falls Downtown Ampitheater, recognizing our Rotarians and Clubs whose acts went above and beyond service above self. We congratulated 2021-22 DG Larry Lohman and thanked him for his service while he thanked his leadership team. We celebrated the induction of our new District Governor David Jones and listened to his inspiring message and goals for the coming year.
To “DO GOOD IN THE WORLD.” That is why we all have chosen to join Rotary. In this historic year with Jennifer Jones as our President, we have no doubt David will lead us to do more good and IMAGINE ROTARY.
Congratulations to all those recognized and thank you to this amazing Rotary family.
Save the date for the second annual Westlake-Bay Village Art Festival.  
Dozens of artists will be participating this year including our featured artist, Shaun Kinley. Food and drink will also be available as well as music scheduled throughout the day. The Festival will be on the grounds just west of the Westlake Porter Public Library. Parking will be next-door at Westlake Elementary School. Admission to the event is free to the public. 
We are expecting most of the vendors back from last year and are still taking applications to participate.
 Visit our website for more information or to apply to participate
Transform Your Life by Unleashing Your Imagination
   “Unleash Your Imagination encourages the reader to investigate deeply held values and beliefs and to view the future with an open mind and optimistic spirit.”—Thomas Moore, Ph.D., #1 New York Times bestselling author of Care of the Soul.
Dennis Kleidon, member of the Rotary Club of Fairlawn, Ohio, CEO of Kleidon & Associates, and acclaimed fine artist and designer, has had Unleash Your Imagination: Transform Your Life published. The book, published on April 5th, takes you on a journey of self-discovery, showing how innovation and optimism can transform your life. Unleash Your Imagination shows how to use design thinking to challenge your normal routines, increase the power of your imagination, and harness new sources of creativity.
A designer’s approach encourages an open mind and curious spirit, leading to fresh solutions you may never have imagined. Both analytical and creative, this values-based process replaces blank-page panic with the thrill of new possibilities. As the designer of your life and with Unleash Your Imagination as your guide, you can plan an extraordinary life with greater purpose and meaning. This is especially useful if you are facing or planning for an important turning point in life. Life is a continuous design process, Kleidon says, as he describes a thoughtful, methodical approach to discovery, experimentation, and planning.
Unleash Your Imagination quotes many artists, architects, and designers, from ancient philosophers to today's leaders in positive psychology, letting great thinkers guide you toward an exciting future of optimism, happiness, and achievement. As Buckminster Fuller said, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” 
Kleidon shares his decades of experience as a professor, entrepreneur, designer, and artist to inspire his readers to open their minds, stretch their imaginations and use their deepest desires and highest aspirations to shape their personal pursuit of happiness and excellence. 
Unleash Your Imagination: Transform Your Life was launched on April 5, 2022, by River Grove Books and is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers worldwide. 
About the Author   ​
Dennis Kleidon has decades of experience as a professor, designer, entrepreneur, and fine artist. He worked as a designer and illustrator for architectural firms in Chicago, studied at the University of Illinois, and received degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University. Kleidon taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Akron as a Professor of Art. He also served on the faculty of the Krach Transformational Leadership Workshop at Bowling Green University, helping undergraduate student leaders from around the country understand how our values and standards can be a part of our everyday experience. Now an emeritus professor, Kleidon is often a guest lecturer in creative personal development.
Kleidon co-founded Kleidon & Associates, an award-winning marketing communications firm serving clients in the United States, Canada, and Europe. As a fine artist, Kleidon has had paintings shown across the United States in solo and group exhibits. He is represented by galleries in New York City, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Perugia, Italy. For more information about Kleidon, his paintings, and his book, visit
   “Unleash Your Imagination is a powerful affirmation of how each of us can apply design thinking to create a great life – not only to benefit ourselves but to be better for each other, too.” —Stuart I. Graff, President & CEO, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Unleash Your Imagination: Transform Your Life
Author: Dennis Kleidon
Publisher: River Grove Books
Launch Date: April 5, 2022
Paperback: $18.95, Kindle: $8.99
262 Pages
ISBN-10: 1632995689
ISBN-13: 978-1632995681
Author Contact: 330-329-7408
Author Email:
Rotary Exceeds Expectations at First Gala in Three Years
Funds Raised for Gift of Life, Hudson City Schools and the Scout’s Historic Cabin
After cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 Galas due to Covid-19, the Rotary Club of Hudson staged a successful evening of community fun replete with a cocktail party accompanied by a silent auction and dinner highlighted by a live auction. Over 115 gifts were bid upon and when coupled with four raffles raised $67,000. All silent auction items were available for bidding on-line four days ahead of the Gala.
Generous sponsors of the 36th Annual Gala included:
  1. Platinum--Kaulig Giving and Eric & Amy Treend
  2. Gold—Ohio Senator Kristina Daley Roegner
  3. Silver—Akron Children’s Hospital, First National Bank, Patricia Goetz, M.D., The Tobin Family and The Forhan Foundation.
  4. Tables—EMS Outreach Fund, Bill & Marie Libby, Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce Explore Hudson, Hudson Scout Troop 321 and Callahan’s Carpet One.
Live auction gifts included:
  1. Lexus of Akron/Canton—a Guardians Homeplate Club Celebration
  2. Antique Style Tilt Top Table—crafted by master woodworker Ron Strobl
  3. Swim School Birthday Party—donated by the Goldfish Swim School
  4. Blue Door Chef Mitch Firis—preparing a special meal for 14 in the winner’s home
  5. Historic Spread Eagle Tavern—gourmet dinner and overnight stay
  6. Breckenridge Condo Vacation—ski or hike courtesy of State Senator Kristina Roegner
  7. Florida Condo on Anna Maria Sound—week’s stay donated by John and Sarah Adam
  8. Cedar Point tickets for 4 plus overnight at the Breakers Hotel and tickets to the waterpark—donated by Patricia Goetz, M.D.
  9. Sports Car Convertible—usage for one month donated by Don Sitts Auto Sales in Cuyahoga Falls
Raffles included:
  1. Date Night Dinners for a Year—featuring Edwins, Farmer’s Rail, North End Wine Bar, Lager & Vine, Russo’s, Gervasi Vineyard, Comida Hudson, Tomato Grill, Brown Derby, Brew Kettle, the Blue Door and Downtown 140
  2. Bourbon Baskets(2)—donated by the Rotary Board of Directors
  3. Wine Basket—donated by the Rotary Gala Committee
The Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn staged a spectacular event, as usual, featuring a well- managed cocktail hour with tasty hors d’oeuvres and a delicious steak and salmon dinner topped by a chocolate Bombe dessert.
Presentations highlighting the three major beneficiaries emphasized Rotary’s continuing commitment to the Hudson community and to serving the medical needs of unfortunate children.
 An update on the Historic Log Cabin renovation project indicated that the campaign has achieved 80% its $200,000 goal through community donations and a major grant by the Rotary Club of Hudson. Plans are to proceed with the cabin rebuild and site improvement work in early 2023.
The Hudson High School Service Learning program continues to thrive with Rotary’s involvement and the annual college scholarships continue with six $3000 grants just awarded. This Fall, the award-winning Service Learning program begins its 25th year of teaching high school seniors the value of service to their community.
The gift of Life Northeast Ohio has benefited from the Gala for many years helping fund heart surgeries for struggling children in underdeveloped countries, one of which is Haiti where Akron Children’s Hospital has recently opened a facility for surgeries.
The Rotary Club of Hudson is indebted to Gala co-chairs Marilyn Orr and Kris Barker who engineered a rousing success. Other hardworking members of the Gala Committee were Joe Avella, David Basil, Kelly Brennan, James Field, Dan Filburn, Nicole Kowalski, Jim Lang, Evan McCauley, Bill McClure, Doug McDowell, Thomas Petropolus, Patrick Scherer, Ron Strobl and Jay Yard.
Rotary members once again proved that they are People of Action applying leadership skills to solving social issues, tackling community challenges and finding lasting solutions to the world’s systemic problems.
Registration Desk Greeters—Marilyn Orr, Sam Orr, John Orr
Silent Auction items—bike, Cavaliers items
Kelly Brennan and wife Debbie—Head of the Scout Cabin campaign financing
Presentation at dinner
Piano player and raffle items
Date Night for a Year poster
"Medina Sunrise Rotary is honored to accept this check for $25,000 from the Kanieski Family and the Parma Rotary Club. The Kanieski Family's generosity will add a fifth annual Medina Sunrise Rotary 'Service Above Self' Scholarship to our Medina County Partner Schools, currently serving: Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Highland, and Medina High Schools," said Kent Morgan.
"The Walter and Mildred Kanieski Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding graduating senior who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and whose service to the community exemplifies Rotary's principal motto of "Service Above Self,'" stated John W. Kanieski, on behalf of the entire Kanieski Family.
The Medina Sunrise Rotary Club's “Service Above Self” Scholarships recognize students based on local and global community service involvement, academic achievements, and life circumstances. Given in memory of fellow Medina Sunrise Rotarians who dedicated their lives to the Rotary ideal of service: Superintendent Mark, Dr. Mahadeo Chand, Rotary District Governor Carl Abell, and Walter (Charter Member/President of Parma Rotary and Founder of the Parma Businessmen's Association -- now the Parma Chamber of Commerce) & his wife Mildred Kanieski. 
Five (5) scholarships will be granted in 2023.  Students applying for scholarship funds must reside within the Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Medina or Highland school districts, but may attend a private academy or be home-schooled. Students must be graduating high school seniors, and have plans to attend college, university or technical school in the fall of 2023.


Looking to promote your upcoming fundraising event?  We may be able to help! Our group has just begun working with a new PR tool (Event Vesta) to help clubs share details of their public fundraising events to various free community calendars around Northeast Ohio. 
We have limited opportunities available each month.  While we cannot guarantee each request, we will do our best to help each club in your efforts! 
If you would like your club’s event to be considered by the P.I. Committee, please email Tina Ingraham for details:
Our team requests a lead time of 6 weeks prior to the event date.
Thank you!
Tina Ingraham


Clubs have been adding speakers but we want more!!  Please follow the directions to add your speakers for others to considering inviting to speak.
This page is designed to help clubs find and share speaker information. 
This is only effective with your input.  The page will include speaker names and contact information submitted from Clubs.
To submit a speaker name:  On the page is a short form you can complete with the speaker name and information. 
After you submit that form we will post the information. 
If you need help, just let me know!
Cheryl Warren, PDG
Website Administrator

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